Sundance film festival
The Sundance Film Festival is an event held annually (each January) in Park City, Utah. Attendance is estimated at more than 45,000 people from around the world. The Film Festival, first called the U.S. Film Festival, began in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1978, as a way for the founders to attract more filmmakers to Utah. Actor Robert Redford was the festival's first board chairman. The inaugural event focused on retrospectives of classic American films, with a few awards given to new works. A non-profit organization, the Sundance Institute, took over management of the festival in 1985, and in 1991 it was officially renamed the Sundance Film Festival.